The New York Botanical Garden’s The Orchid Show: Singapore Opens – February 23 – April 28, 2019
By BARBARA BARTON SLOANE

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Yonkers Tribune’s Fashion and Travel Editor Barbara Barton Sloane.

THE BRONX, NY — April 21, 2019 — For its 17th year, The New York Botanical Garden’s popular annual orchid exhibition returns with The Orchid Show: Singapore, developed in partnership with Gardens by the Bay and Singapore Botanic Gardens  Two iconic architectural elements inspired by both sites – the iconic Supertrees of Gardens by the Bay and the famed Arches of Singapore Botanic Gardens’ National Orchid Garden – are featured as part of a horticultural tribute to the “City in a Garden,” one of the world’s greatest orchid cultures.  The Orchid Show: Singapore runs from February 23 through April 28, 2019.

New York Botanical Garden Orchid. Photo by and courtesy of NYBG.com

On select Fridays and Saturdays throughout the run of the exhibition, visitors experience the show with music and cash bars offering beer, wine, and cocktails like the Singapore Sling, and the installations brilliantly illuminated.  New York City’s most spectacular evening outings are back, bringing the color and nightlife of Singapore with them.  Step into one of the world’s greenest cultures as Supertrees come alive around you, exhilarating with a display of lights and orchids after dark in the Conservatory.  Purchase a bite to eat from the Bronx Night Market Pop-up while freestyle dancers and DJs perform throughout the night, and explore the kaleidoscope of orchid varieties from the “City in a Garden” and beyond.

The Bronx Night Market brings together handpicked food vendors such as Empanology in celebration of our borough’s diverse culture.  This special pop-up during Orchid Evenings features a rotating selection of Market favorites and Asian-inspired dishes.

Experience the sights and sounds of Singaporean nightlife with Chua Yun Chun and her dance company as they take turns performing urban choreography to the sounds of DJ Eli Tyler.

At a Media Preview for its new exhibition, The Orchid Show: Singapore, NYBG announced that it had named an orchid in its collection after Awkwafina, who has starred in Crazy Rich Asians and Ocean’s 8. This is the first time NYBG has named an orchid after a public figure.

The New York Botanical Garden is a museum of plants located at Bronx River Parkway (Exit 7W) and Fordham Road.  It is easy to reach by Metro-North Railroad, bus, or subway.  The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday through Sunday and Monday federal holidays, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. the best way to enjoy the Garden is with the All-Garden Pass that includes admission to the grounds as well as to seasonal gardens, exhibitions, and attractions such as the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, Everett Children’s Adventure Garden, and Tram Tour.  For ticket pricing, please check their Web site: nybg.org. For more information, please call 718.817.8700.

For more information about The Orchid Show: Singapore and to purchase tickets, please visit their Web site: nybg.org.

Barbara Barton SloaneThe New York Botanical Garden’s The Orchid Show: Singapore Opens – February 23 – April 28, 2019
By BARBARA BARTON SLOANE

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